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Annandale Public School

Annandale Public School

Strength Through Wisdom

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Annandale Preschool Philosophy 

We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nations, the traditional custodians of this land, and pay our respect to the elders both past and present. 

We work with the Annandale Public School Vision Statement, National Quality Framework, Early Years Learning Framework, Anti-bias Curriculum and Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics. 

Belonging: Knowing where and with whom you belong,

  • Respecting diversity – We believe each child and their family’s values, culture, traditions, beliefs, abilities and language should be acknowledged and accepted and reflected in the learning environments. 
  • Inclusiveness – We provide an inclusive environment dedicated to nurturing resilient, creative and active learners. We believe all children should have opportunities to achieve learning outcomes in a way that reflects their individual style.
  • Collaborative partnerships – We believe in actively sharing and including the knowledge of each child and their family into the curriculum. 
  • Community Involvement – We believe in participating in our local community, building and providing connections of services.

Being: Make meaning of the world,

  • Respecting children’s rights – We believe in providing a safe, healthy and positive environment.
  • Play – We engage children in play based learning that is reflective of their current interests, strengths, development and family culture.
  • Exploration - We believe it is important to provide opportunities for children to experiment, discover, explore, create, investigate, practice theories, solve problems and express ideas with the support of other children and educators.
  • Intentional teaching – We believe in fostering life-long learning through socio-cultural play experiences.
  • Sustainable living – We support children to be active carers of the environment.

Becoming: A process of significant change during childhood,

  • High expectations – We view all children as capable individuals who are active co-constructors of their own learning
  • Flexible learning environments – We accommodate children’s individual routines and choices through a balanced and unhurried routine.
  • Reflective practices and assessment for learning – We believe in developing a learning community with children, families and the community through curriculum reflection and evolving with current research. Sharing and co-constructing children’s learning journeys with families.
  • Community involvement – We support families in making connections within their local community by offering preschool events and resources that engage families in community life.